Two boys rescued from cliff in Torquay

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Two boys were rescued this afternoon, Saturday 25th May after getting stuck on a cliff in Torquay.

The rescue involved the RNLI, local coastguard crews and the coastguard helicopter.

Both boys, reported to both be 12 years old, were airlifted by the coastguard helicopter.

Berry Head Coastguard said on Facebook: “This afternoon we were tasked, along with Torbay Coastguard, by Maritime and Coastguard Agency to assist with 2 youths who had been tombstoning from cliffs at London Bridge and had become stuck. Team members liaised with Solent Coastguard who auctioned Rescue 924. RNLITorbay ILB where also on scene providing communication with the 2 youths. R924 then winched the casualty off the rocks whilst team members prepared a landing site at Daddyhole plain, the casualty were then handed over to the awaiting police unit.

“Please remember tombstoning is a very dangerous hobby and causes multiple deaths and serious injuries each year. We hope today’s incident has taught the group of lads just how unsafe in can be!”

A group of teenagers sparked concern earlier this week at the same location when they were spotted scaling the rock face.

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